Two hundred patients (231 eyes) undergoing prophylactic cryoretinopexy for retinal breaks with a follow-up period from six months to three years were found to have no complications as a result of the treatment. There was no new retinal break formation, macular pucker, or subsequent retinal detachment. Analysis of type of retinal hole and location in 216 patients (223 eyes) with clinical retinal detachment are reviewed to emphasize that all types of breaks in all quadrants of the fundus may lead to retinal detachment. Of particular note, 48% of retinal detachments initially occurred without antecedent symptoms. Prophylactic cryoretinopexy for retinal breaks is advocated.
Morse PH, Scheie HG. Prophylactic Cryoretinopexy of Retinal Breaks. Arch Ophthalmol. 1974;92(3):204–207. doi:10.1001/archopht.1974.01010010212004
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